Saturday morning I completed my initiation into city life. I got ready for the day, headed outside and discovered that my car had been broken into over night. The hooligan busted out the rear driver’s side window. There was tons of broken glass all over the back seat. They went through the glove box and…

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I’ve been getting a lot of marketing emails lately from all sorts of places with holiday deals. Most of these emails are from places I like, that I’ve purchased something from in the past. At first it was cool, but now I’m tired of them. And in that spirit, I shamelessly ask you to check…

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So this is how my toe spent the last week or so, in a red bandage and flip-flops. It’s doing a lot better for the most part. Yesterday I managed to put a real shoe on and it was only slightly sore when I bent my foot a little. This morning I got over-confident and…

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Today one of my co-workers, Prathibha, gave me a ride to work because I just couldn’t drive with the broken toe. About half way through the day I decided that I should go to the doctor, so I made an appointment for 4:00. Luckily Prathibha was kind enough to take me there. Ok, actually, my…

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Yesterday was Steve’s birthday. We were all set to go to the Fillmore Jazz Festival to celebrate and listen to some good music. Steve was finishing up a conversation with one of his family members, sitting on the bed with the dog. I decided to rush the dog and run around the bed, when BANG!…

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Last month I read this article, Artists Look Different, about the way an artist sees. It posits that an artist sees a photo or scene much differently from the way a non-artist will view the same photo or scene. An artist will scan the entire photo, while a non-artist will focus on the focal point…

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Since I’ve been living in the Bay area (almost 2 years now) I haven’t felt any earthquakes. Today that has changed – in Berkeley there was a 3.4 quake! That’s not very big, but I most certainly felt it. It was as if someone had pushed my desk and chair, or like something large hit…

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If not, take a moment to enjoy and appreciate the fact that you are well. I just got over a horrible case of the flu, and still have a bit of a cough. And I was thinking about how much it sucks to be sick, and how you never really think about it when you’re…

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This is a very neat representation of Earth and the people on it, in a small, digestible format. I highly recommend you take a look at the miniature earth.

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I moved back in 2004 (when I was still in Ohio) and due to a couple of complications, didn’t get registered in time for the election. So I had to do a provisional ballot in my new city. And just as I feared at the time, it didn’t get counted. Here’s an article on Rolling…

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